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API Product Manager - API Center of Excellence

Capital One

Vienna, VA
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Company Capital One

Job Title: API Product Manager - API Center of Excellence

JobID: capitalone2-R7430

Location: Vienna, VA, 22180, USA

Description: Towers Crescent (12066), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

API Product Manager - API Center of Excellence

Capital One is seeking a Product Manager to help lead our new API Center of Excellence team. In this role, you will have an opportunity to shape best practices in API strategy, design and execution for teams across the entire company.

The right candidate will be able to integrate solid product and business understanding with deep knowledge of APIs, developer experience and platform thinking. We need a strong, seasoned, API Product Manager who has comfort communicating technical complexity and a passion for influencing software teams and business leadership.

**General Responsibilities** **:**

+ Set API and Developer Experience standards for product development teams across the company

+ Lead API design reviews to ensure interface alignment with business intent and usability standards

+ Translate business needs from cross-functional teams into API interface & functional requirements

+ Act as an API Design coach to software engineers and product managers across the company, from API novices to experts

+ Inspire change through persuasive documentation

+ Evangelize new API-driven business and operational models that align with the business vision

+ Discover needs, gaps and opportunities while working directly with internal and external API consumers

+ Train business and technical leaders, developers, and product managers on API practices, opportunities, and realities in multiple formats

+ Identify and evangelize additional opportunities to build great APIs throughout the enterprise

+ Contribute to and drive Capital One additional enterprise API initiatives

+ Remain continuously informed of emerging API trends and engaged in the external API community

**Keys to Success:**

+ You have a passion for APIs and elegant design

+ You understand software architecture and agile development patterns

+ You can communicate business requirements to technical teams and vice versa.

+ You can create an API prototype to demonstrate its value and power to customers.

+ You can work independently with unwavering professionalism.

+ You can positively represent our brand.

+ You feel at ease in complex environments.

**General Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor’s degree or military experience

+ At least 4 years of Product Management or Software Development experience

+ At least 4 years of experience working with development teams in a fast-paced environment

+ Great translator; able to speak the language of technology and of business teams

+ Experience building, consuming, documenting or supporting web APIs (ideally all of the above!)

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Professional API Product Management experience

+ Master of Business Administration (MBA)

+ 7+years in Product Management

+ 4+years of team management experience

+ 4+years of experience managing client or vendor relationships

+ Excellent presentation skills, comfortable presenting to senior leadership

+ Strong attention to detail, combined with ability to see and explain the big picture

+ Ability to deal with ambiguity, change, and shifting priorities

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

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